Thursday, July 7, 2016

A highly scientific taxonomy of haters | Negin Farsad, TED Talk

It's great to see some real humour at TED. Negin manages to include some relevant issues existing in society throughout her talk. 


TED Description: (8 minutes)"TED Fellow Negin Farsad weaves comedy and social commentary to cleverly undercut stereotypes of her culture. In this uproarious talk/stand-up hybrid, Farsad speaks on her documentary, The Muslims Are Coming!, narrates her fight with the MTA in New York and offers a detailed breakdown of the different types of haters she's encountered in her work. "Comedy is one of our best weapons," she says. "We've tried a lot of approaches to social justice, like war and competitive ice dancing — but a lot of things are still kind of awful. I think it's time we try and tell a really good poop joke.""



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